Friday, July 4, 2014

My new chair





A while ago, I came across a photo of a beautiful carved French wing chair, I fell in love. I knew I had to make it or one like it. After research, I made a scale drawing. This is totally scratch built. It is all hand carved cherry wood.


I carved the legs and front panel first, then the sides. In this picture above, I used thin basswood for the sides. I cut a channel in the arms/wings to accept the basswood.


The seat for under the cushion is basswood carved to fit into the frame. The back of the chair is also carved basswood, forming the "S" shaped back. Then after the whole thing was carved and assembled, I cut cardboard sections for the upholstery.


The cushion is not wood, but a real cushion I made then upholstered. To make the trim, I used my cordless screwdriver. After picking a beautiful light pink to match the flowers, from my embroidery kit, I chucked a flat-blade bit into the screwdriver and taped one end of one strand of the thread to one side of the bit, then the other end to the other side of the bit. Then I just let the screwdriver do the twisting :)








24 comments:

  1. BRAVO!!!!!!! This is just incredible. I can't believe this is your first chair. It is really beautiful. The carving you did on the cherry is gorgeous. I want to sit in it.

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  2. PS... I love your French painting with it too.

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  3. It´s so beautiful. Great work.

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  4. J'adore! Quel beau travail!
    Nathalie

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  5. Hello Linda,
    Exquisite!!!!!!
    I am an admirer of all your work and this chair is no exception. Perfect proportions, beautiful carving, and lovely finishing..........you truly are a "Master"
    Warm regard,
    Ray

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  6. Hi Linda
    That chair is unbelievable, it's just exquisite. Your are very talented indeed.
    All the best
    Vivian

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  7. Linda, your chair is EXQUISITE!!!! I adore everything about it.....you floor me with your talent!!!

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  8. Your chair is exquisite. I looks like a chair I would love to snuggle into and your choice of fabric is beautiful. You just amaze me with the beautiful pieces you create with your beautiful carving and other skills.

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  9. Exquisite, simply exquisite.

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  10. Wow!!! You are Amazing! Your chair is Perfection!!! And your dedication to realism is so Inspiring! Incredible work!!!

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  11. You are extremely talented. So beautiful!

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  12. Hello Linda,
    The delicate carving in the chair is just incredible! It is so beautiful and your lines so accurate. I just love your woodwork! The upholstery is also just as perfect. It is an amazingly beautiful chair.
    Fantastic work!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  13. I cannot believe you made that! Well, of course I believe you, but I still am a little a-gog, even knowing how talented you are. And you did the upholstery, too? Great job --the piping sets it totally over the top! XOXO, John

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  14. Totally amazing. Not surprised. Its fabulous.

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  15. It is absolutely fabulous, love the detailed carving and perfect proportions.

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  16. Hi Linda, just found you again after too many years! I thought this chair was full size until I read on...I am stunned by your skill, it's fantastic. Hugs from orkney x

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  17. Hello Linda,
    just popped by to tell you you did an awesome job with that chair, I just love, love, love it! Great work!
    Hugs,
    Gee

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  18. I just love your chair! Very beautifully made!

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  19. Hi there I've just found your blog and and having seen your lamps and beautiful chair I'm immediately enthralled. They are wonderful, you are a very skilled miniaturist.
    I need to check out the rest of your blog.

    Jayne

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